Christie Henderson, a native of Seymour, is the new director for the Greene County Partnership's Education & Workforce Development Department.
Henderson graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of science in human ecology, retail and consumer sciences, with a minor in business administration.
She has been employed as a licensed real estate agent, by Wood Properties, Inc., and by SunTrust Bank, the UT Agricultural Extension Service and Home Federal Bank.
In her part-time position with the Partnership, Henderson will be in charge of several long-standing programs including Job Shadowing, the Teacher Supply Depot and teacher in-services, as well as helping develop new programs to better prepare local students for entering the workforce.
The Partnership's Education & Workforce Development Department, funded by private sector contributions and the city and county schools, works to develop relationships between local industries/business and the education system.
"Because we have outstanding representatives from the city and county schools affiliated with the Education & Workforce Development Department, it was agreed that we should recruit a director with more of a retail/business background, and Christie has experience that we feel will be very valuable in this position," said Tom Ferguson, president/CEO of the Partnership.
"We encourage all of our members, as well as professionals in business and education, to drop by and welcome Christie as she begins to acclimate herself to this program," Ferguson said in a news release.
Henderson and her husband, Curt, have three children and reside on Old Shiloh Road in Greeneville.